5 Jun 2012

Manu Korihi News for 5 June 2012

From Checkpoint, 6:49 pm on 5 June 2012

A High Court judge has heard that a Government Minister issued an oil exploration permit without investigating the possible dangers an oil spill might pose to the East coast of the North Island; The tribe which composed the haka, Ka Mate, is deciding whether or not to appeal against a decision by the Intellectual Property Office not to trademark parts of the traditional war dance, or challenge; The chair of Te Arawa Lakes Trust says he's aiming for a so-called tribal parliament for his people to be in operation by the start of next year; An electronic Maori tourism map for New Zealand's southern regions has taken another step forward with its launch as a special download for mobile phones.